APSP & Piscine Global Join Forces to Celebrate Swimming Pool Design

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The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) announces a new partnership with Piscine Global, an international tradeshow for the swimming pool and spa industry in Lyon, France.

(ALEXANDRIA, VA) – The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) announces a new partnership with Piscine Global, an international tradeshow for the swimming pool and spa industry in Lyon, France. Under the new agreement, Gold winners from APSP’s International Awards of Excellence design competition will participate in Piscine Global’s Pool Vision design program. The 2013 Gold recipients will represent APSP in France this fall.
For its second edition, Pool Vision Awards now extends selection to the Middle East and Asia, in addition to European projects.

The APSP International Awards of Excellence program recognizes and rewards installations of pools, spas, hot tubs and water features that showcase the most beautiful and creative work in the industry. Hundreds of entries are submitted each year, representing member firms across the United States and around the world. This event is open to APSP members only.

Pool Vision is an international competition aimed at pool builders and architects and focusing on the design of swimming pools around the world. The purpose of this competition is to propose a wide range of pool projects to Piscine Global visitors in order to illustrate the large possibilities of design and building technologies available on the market.

“APSP is proud to partner with Piscine Global and the Pool Vision Awards Program,” said APSP CEO and President Rich Gottwald. “We have a tradition of honoring the world’s premier pools, spas, hot tubs and water features and the Pool Vision Awards are a natural fit for elevating and celebrating the art of aquatic construction.”

Twenty-four swimming pool installations will be presented at Piscine Global on the Pool Vision area and three of them will win the Gold Award in these categories: residential swimming pool, commercial swimming pool and spa.

For more information about the Pool Vision Awards Program, contact Noemi Petit. For more information about the APSP International Awards of Excellence, contact Lisa Grepps.

About APSP
The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) is the world’s oldest and largest association representing swimming pool, hot tub, and spa manufacturers, distributors, manufacturers’ agents, designers, builders, installers, suppliers, retailers, and service professionals. Dedicated to the growth and development of its members’ businesses and to promoting the enjoyment and safety of pools and spas, APSP offers a range of services, from professional development to advancing key legislation and regulation at the federal and local levels, to consumer outreach and public safety. APSP is the only industry organization recognized by the American National Standards Institute to develop and promote national standards for pools, hot tubs, and spas. For more information, visit APSP.org.
About Piscine Global

Piscine Global is an international trade show featuring swimming pool and spa industry exhibition for the private and public market sectors. The biennial event takes place in Lyon, France, November 18-21, 2014. This event brings together manufacturers, leading innovations from the industry and their distributors/ retailers, pool and spa builders/ fitters, architects, landscape architects, specifiers and private and public authorities. With more than 600 exhibitors from 35 countries and 1167 brands represented, Piscine Global showcases the sector’s most comprehensive offering to 18,000 visitors from 90 countries. The exhibition is organised under the patronage of the French Federation of Pool Professionals (FPP). For more information, visit http://www.piscine-expo.com.

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Association of Pool & Spa Professionals
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